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ZenView – Year of the Rat

Mary Layton

The Chinese Year of the Rat
Amazing, it is the year 2020! Happy New Year to you! May it bring you success, health and peace. The golden 20ties are here! 2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. It starts January 25th 2020 and ends February 11th, 2021. Because the rat is the first sign from the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Astrology, 2020 is thought of as a year of new beginnings and renewals. It’s a good year for progress, exploration and insight. The number 2020 rolls off so nicely from one’s lips, it has allure and a modern ring to it. May be we will try something new, look into a new direction or improve and revamp our efforts in the areas we have been focusing on already. Hey, how about 20/20 vision? That means we are all going to see better, right? With the Rat setting the mode of operation for this year that may be quite possible. I read in my Handbook of Chinese Astrology that “Business will be on the upswing”, it will be a good time to make long-term investment plans with an eye to survival and an ability to sense danger which are qualities that the rat is known to be very good at.

But we will have fun too. The year of the rat is supposed to be a “congenial time that will find most of us socializing and enjoying ourselves”. That sounds great to me. I think 2020 is bound to be special.
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About the Author:

Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.